Diego Gambetta (ed.), Making Sense of Suicide Missions (2005), Chapter 7.

Summary: Theoretical piece on suicide missions by Jon Elster that distinguishes between two levels of actors: the attackers, and the organizers. Elster systematically examines the motivations and the beliefs of both levels of actors, as well as the constraints that they face.  This is an interesting piece, but only really if you are doing work on suicide missions. Elster does introduce the concept of ‘mental models’ in the last section of the piece which may be of interest to any studying political behaviour, but even that’s a stretch.